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Hostile Humor in Renaissance France

By: Hayes, Bruce

1644531771 / 9781644531778
Hardback
840.9003
30/04/2020
Stock expected by 14/06/2020
United States
152 x 229 mm 224 pages
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In sixteenth-century France, the level of jokes, irony, and ridicule found in pamphlets and plays became aggressively hostile.

In Hostile Humor in Renaissance France, Bruce Hayes investigates this period leading up to the French Wars of Religion, when a deliberately harmful and destructive form of satire appeared. This study examines both pamphlets and plays to show how this new form of humor emerged that attacked religious practices and people in ways that forever changed the nature of satire and religious debate in France.

Hayes explores this phenomenon in the context of the Catholic and Protestant conflict to reveal new insights about the society that both exploited and vilified this kind of satire.

BIC:

1DDF France, 2ADF French, 3JB c 1500 to c 1600, DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, HBJD European history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700

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